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June 25: A Perspective on Mindanao by Representative Amihilda Sangcopan

INVITATION   Tuesday, June 25, 2019   12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch will be served   The US-Philippines Society with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines is hosting a forum in Washington, D.C. covering recent developments in the southern Philippines. Featured Speaker Click here …

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Tastes of the Philippines and a Musical Tribute for Philippine Independence Day

Washington, D.C. – World-renowned Filipina classical pianist Cecile Licad capped an evening at Washington’s Kennedy Center, June 17, 2019, commemorating the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence. The concert followed a diplomatic reception featuring formal speeches by Ambassador Jose M. Romualdez and Under Secretary of State Brian Bulatao, …

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Spotlighting Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “It is not a question of forgetting or moving on, it is moving forward not being imprisoned by history. And this is what Rizal taught us, to be liberated from history and to find and create a new world that is better not only for the Philippines …

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Your Fish is Your Future

By SUNG KIM, US AMBASSADOR TO THE PHILIPPINES Published June 5, 2019 Lying within the global center of marine biodiversity, the Philippines is one of the world’s top fish producing countries, and millions of Filipinos derive their livelihood from fishing.  However, these rich and precious resources are declining rapidly, with …

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June 10 – Rizal: The Hero as Traveler

In celebration of the 1st anniversary of Sentro Rizal Washington DC, the US-Philippines Society invites you to a presentation   Monday, June 10, 2019 6:30 pm   Philippine Chancery Annex Building 1617 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20036   Rizal: The Hero as Traveler   Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal …

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MARAWI UPDATE: The Story Behind the New York Times Story

Under the headline, “For U.S. Commandos in the Philippines, a Water Pump Is a New Weapon Against ISIS,” the New York Times recently described how American and Filipino forces are cooperating on humanitarian assistance to address the continuing needs of evacuees from the devastating five-month Marawi Siege that forced nearly …

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Filipino Worldview: “I shall return”

FILIPINO WORLDVIEW – Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) – April 5, 2019 On March 19,1942 General MacArthur in Adelaide, Australia stated: The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines…for the purpose, as I understand it, of organizing the American offensive against Japan, a primary object …

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April 10: Economic Briefing and Investment Opportunities in the Philippines

Click to Register Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:30 am – 12:00 noon  The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave NW 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20036 You are invited to a forum featuring Secretary Ernesto Pernia, PhD, on the Philippine economy, a bright spot in the East Asia-Pacific region. This presentation for …

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April 9: Transition to Autonomy in Muslim Mindanao

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20036 Join us for an independent perspective on the transition underway toward new autonomous arrangements in the southern Philippines. Featured speaker David Timberman is a scholar and development practitioner on …

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Contested Spaces: A Renewed Approach to Southeast Asia

March 20, 2019 A Publication of Center for a New American Security By Patrick M. Cronin, Abigail Grace, Daniel Kliman, and Kristine Lee Executive Summary As the competition between the United States and China to shape the course of the 21st century intensifies, Southeast Asia has become a contested space. …

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